Anheuser-Busch to ensure 100% of its packaging is circular

Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has committed to ensuring that 100% of its product packaging is returnable or made from a majority of recycled content by 2025.  It has also said it will...

Coveris unveil plastic-free recyclable sandwich skillet

Coveris has announced a new plastic-free sandwich skillet that is easier recycled within the UK recycling system.   The skillet uses sustainably sourced materials including a plastic-free clear...

New study finds packaging makes up a quarter of Easter egg weight

A new study by Which? has found that packaging makes up a quarter on average of the total weight of best-selling Easter eggs.  The investigation has compared...

Hasbro to use plant-based plastic packaging

Toy company Hasbro has announced that it will start using plant-based bio-polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for blister packs and plastic windows in its product packaging from 2019.   The company will use bioPET plastic...
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Recycling and waste bodies comment on the Chancellor of the Exchequer plastic consultation

Following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement that the Government is issuing a call for evidence on how the tax system could be changed to reduce single-use plastics, key industry figures...

Aldi to ensure all its own-label products are recyclable by 2022

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Supermarket Aldi has announced that it intends to make all its own-label products recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022.   It is also scrapping 5p carrier bags as part of a range of...

Chancellor of the Exchequer announces call for evidence on single-use plastics

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced in his Spring Statement that there will be a call for evidence on how changes...
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PRN system to be investigated by National Audit Office

The National Audit Office (NAO) has announced that it will review the Government’s oversight of the Packaging Recovery Note scheme.  This follows the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) request, as...

Veolia providing high quality mixed glass to be turned into roof insultation

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An innovative sorting technology has allowed Veolia to begin providing Knauf Insultation with 80,000 tonnes per year of mixed glass to turn into roof...

Eunomia study finds UK overestimates plastic packaging recycling rates

A new report from Eunomia has revealed that the UK overestimates how much plastic packaging waste gets recycled.  Statistics from 2015 on UK households and businesses...
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